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custom coin and jewelry program
Posted by: Guitarman61
Date: December 01, 2017 07:29AM
I have just purchased a new V3I and am running it in the stock coin and jewelry program. I am also digging every target that comes up until I am very familiar with the information on the screen. I will be using it mostly for parks and schools so I will be using some type of coin and jewelry program. I will from time to time hunt older properties searching for older coins. I guess what I would like to know, is there an all around custom coin and jewelry program out there that a lot of V3Iers use that works better than any other? I Had been using the DFX for the past ten years and have had a lot of success with it but did not do much customizing with it. Thank you.

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Re: custom coin and jewelry program
Posted by: ArizFlash
Date: December 01, 2017 12:24PM
Here is a link to do a search on the Findmall V3i forum

http://www.findmall.com/search.php?66,search=Coin+jewelry+program,author=,page=1,match_type=ALL,match_dates=0,match_forum=66,match_threads=0

Here is a link to the Whites Electronics V3i forum

http://forums.whiteselectronics.com/forumdisplay.php?54-Spectra-V-Series&s=7eca507eab587df1599bc9e9560f859c

There is good info on both forums.



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Re: custom coin and jewelry program
Posted by: Guitarman61
Date: December 01, 2017 12:31PM
Thank you for the response. I will check these out. Much obliged.

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Re: custom coin and jewelry program
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: December 01, 2017 01:08PM
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Guitarman61
I have just purchased a new V3I and am running it in the stock coin and jewelry program. I am also digging every target that comes up until I am very familiar with the information on the screen. I will be using it mostly for parks and schools so I will be using some type of coin and jewelry program. I will from time to time hunt older properties searching for older coins. I guess what I would like to know, is there an all around custom coin and jewelry program out there that a lot of V3Iers use that works better than any other? I Had been using the DFX for the past ten years and have had a lot of success with it but did not do much customizing with it. Thank you.

You can take the Coin and Jewelry program and make it a lot hotter to hit deeper coins than the DFX.

I would not disc anything out at all on the V3i. Rather, I would accept all ferrous (iron) targets and assign either a 0 (zero) sound or very very low sound to all ferrous targets.

Next, bury a quarter at 8 inches. Adjust your Rx Gain down and Sensitivity down to where you just barely hit the quarter. Now adjust your Ground Filters to see which
one works best in your soil. If you get a little better hit on 5 Ground Filter, rather than the higher ones, then go back after accepting the 5 band pass ground filter (I wouldn't use the "High pass")
then adjust back up your Rx Gain and Sensitivity and for goodness sake make sure you do a good Ground Balance!

You can do this in a school or park or wherever and then go have fun!

Re: custom coin and jewelry program
Posted by: Guitarman61
Date: December 01, 2017 01:25PM
That sounds easy enough (on paper). Thank you. I will give it a try.

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Re: custom coin and jewelry program
Posted by: coherent
Date: December 01, 2017 02:44PM
If you haven't already, I'd really suggest setting up a test garden with what you want to hunt and practice in it. Fine tune any program you have or build to suit your ground and preferences. Also, include in your test area any trash you frequently dig when you hunt. With a little practice, you'll eliminate some of the junk and dig more productively. The catch is always going to be some of the gold jewelry will always register the same as some of the junk, but with practice you will fine tune yourself to eliminate a lot of it.

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Re: custom coin and jewelry program
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: December 01, 2017 04:12PM
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coherent
If you haven't already, I'd really suggest setting up a test garden with what you want to hunt and practice in it. Fine tune any program you have or build to suit your ground and preferences. Also, include in your test area any trash you frequently dig when you hunt. With a little practice, you'll eliminate some of the junk and dig more productively. The catch is always going to be some of the gold jewelry will always register the same as some of the junk, but with practice you will fine tune yourself to eliminate a lot of it.

Exactly!
I'd bury coins at different depths. First make sure the ground is void of trash. Plant the coins about a foot and a half or so apart.
A quarter can be buried around 10 to 12 inches.
A penny and dime and nickel around 9 inches.
You might want to take a small plastic plate and put it in the bottom of the hole and put the coin flat on that plate. The bury that coin compressing the soil
so as to take the air out of the soil. The plastic plate is to help keep the coin from turning in the winter as the ground freezes or from going deeper.

I buried some coins in my garden about 15 years ago and cannot detect them now as they have sunk too deep.

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